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Comedy Central
Jul 19, 2011 11:00pm PDT
found dead in his home. (laughter). >> jon: do you think he died of natural causes or was it murdoch? (ominous music). (applause) well, i'm sure scotland yard's on this case like cream on a... >> right now police say the death is not considered suspicious. (laughter) >> jon: well, i guess the guys who were bribed don't think there's anything suspicious in the death of the guy who blew the whistle on the company providing the bribes, i'm satisfied. (laughter) of course, the whole business was prelude to today's main event. rupert murdoch and his son james appearing before parliament's committee on culture, media, sport, and vowel-shaped furniture. (laughter) confess before the u-shaped desk of contrition! don't make us bring in the e! (laughter) the whole day of testimony was amazing but perhaps no moment more remarkable than murdoch interrupting his son's opening statement. >> of the "news of the world" newspaper... >> before you get to that, i would just like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. (laughter). >> jon: not so humble you couldn't wait for your tu
Comedy Central
Jul 20, 2011 11:00pm PDT
years rupert murdoch has had, for lack of a better term, the "run of the planet." dominion over all that he surveys. but yesterday, july 19, in the year of our murdoch 2011, was the day that the aussie iconoclast had to accept that ultimately he is responsible for the fiasco. >> mr. murdoch, do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> jon: oh, how the mighty have -- wait. what was that again? >> if you are not responsible, who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it, and then maybe the people they trusted. [laughter] >> jon: i can see how this is a very humbling day for mr. murdoch. a man of his stature is not accustomed to throwing subordinates under something so lowly as a bus. [laughter] yes, the number 23 bus to piccadilly circus was a rougher ride than normal, as the streets of london were apparently lined with the freshly strewn news corp employees hastily jettisoned by grandpa disappointment. but as you know, in every cloud there is a silver -- or in this case diamond-encrusted platinum -- lining. as betrayed, duped and cl
Comedy Central
Jul 14, 2011 11:30pm PDT
, my gosh, i'm so >> stephen: tonight, will a scandal bring down rupert murdoch? no. then a new threat from gitmo detainees. if they get any more dangerous, we might have to charge them with something. and my guest is jose antonio vargas, who recently admitted being an illegal immigrant. my original guest was the american whose job he stole. who has two thumbs and is incredibly bad at gesturing at himself? this is "the colbert report." captioning sponsored by comedy central [theme song playing] [cheering and applause] >> stephen: thank you for joining us, everybody. [audience chanting "stephen"] oh, that's nice. thank you for joining us. you know, once these people... once these people start chanting my name, you can't stop them. [laughter] folks, i want to say hello to everybody watching in america, especially to our viewers in italy. welcome. [cheering and applause] buenos aires. folks, tonight america sits helplessly by while we inch closer to a catastrophe. and i'm not talking about the debt ceiling. someone will do something about that. i'm talking about the hell storm about to hi
Comedy Central
Jul 15, 2011 7:25pm PDT
-australian-american media billionaire muggle, news corp chairperson and five-time dark lord of the month rupert murdoch. he's facing a spot of legal trouble in merry old england town because a tabloid he owned, the "news of the world," well, they went and did a silly thing. they illegally hacked into people's cell phone messages. 4,000 times. and now poor uncle rupi is getting his crumpet stopped and for what? >> rupert murdoch said "news of the world" tried to hack into the voice mails of victims of the 9/11 attacks. >> as well as the voice mails of families of british segars killed in action. >> the paper hacked into the voice mail of 13-year-old millie dowler while she was still missing and the hacker even deleted some voice mails, giving her family false hope she was still alive. >> stephen: anything else? >> victims included actress sienna miller and star hugh grant. >> stephen: oh, hugh grant. he hasn't had a movie in like two years. but just how big of a scandal is this? >> after 168 years now, the "news of the world" has put its last issue to bed. the tabloid was shut down this past week by its own
Comedy Central
Jul 20, 2011 11:30pm PDT
have so much sympathy for rupert murdoch. [laughter] just look at that sad, i'm going the say face. well, the "news of the world" phone hacking scandal has been disastrous for poor rupi. he's had to shut down his most profitable u.k. paper, top employees have been arrested and news corp lost $7 billion of market value in four days. [cheering and applause] folks, i wouldn't be surprised if fox news had the make some budget cuts. [laughter] get ready for their new morning show, ""fox and furniture". now, yesterday murdoch was hauled before parliamentary committee to have his bangers mashed when the unthinkable happened. >> a man identified as activist and comedian johnny marvel charged rupert murdoch with a shaving cream pie. [laughter] >> stephen: activist and comedian? that makes no sense. you can't use comedy to make political points. [laughter] i mean, thank god the attack was deflected by this woman. murdoch's beautiful adoptinged chinese wife wendi. folks, i was horrified. he is 80. he can't digest pie. but then i found out that the instant murdoch was hit with that pie, news c
Comedy Central
Jul 18, 2011 11:30pm PDT
headlines always start on the left? and any time a conservative gets in trouble like rupert murdoch, owner of news corporate and rumor has it the world's largest human zoo, the liberal media starts circling. this is blood in the water. >> shark, shark. shark, shark, shark. shark. murdoch's british tabloid-- tabloid "news of the world" illegally hacked into the voice-mails of celebrity, murder victims and soldier's families in a disgraceful invasion of privacy. or as the british saylorees. so murdoch shut down "news of the world" and for some reason the media continued to talk about this piffle. >> former chief executive of news international rebekah brook was arrested. >> there have been ten arrests so far. >> there an fbi investigation ongoing. the sec may investigate. there are people calling for murdoch to be up in front of congress. >> the firestorm engulfing two of britain's top cops and still threatening even the prime minister david cameron. >> head of scotland yard stepped down amid public outrage yesterday. >> stephen: big deal. who cares if the head of scotland yard resigns. why
Comedy Central
Jul 19, 2011 11:30pm PDT
's going on with murdoch. pretty juicy stuff over there and i bet you people in the nonnewscorp world are just licking your chops? (laughter) you just love this story? shouldn't you have to... shouldn't you non-murdoch papers have to recuse yourself? you can't be objective. >> do the math. you've got a $40 billion big blob that owns fox news, fox sports, "new york post," "wall street journal." they closed 168-year-old newspaper is and they're run by an 80-year-old i go guy who almost got hit by a pie in parliament and he was saved by his hot chinese wife. (laughter) that's a great story. >> stephen: that is a great story. >> come on! >> stephen: isn't it much ado about nothing? how bad of a deal is it to hack people's phones? that's journalism! (laughter) how do you know what the truth of a story is unless you are willing to do anything? ed myrrh row said "by any means necessary." (laughter) >> i don't think he meant hacking into a 13-year-old murder victim's phone and... >> stephen: okay you're playing the 13-year-old murder victim, card. what about the 4,000 other people who got hac
Comedy Central
Jul 11, 2011 11:00pm PDT
's owner rupert murdoch himself 166 years old, shut it down in disgrace. >> jon: i actually don't think murdoch is -- >> again, that's not the point. >> jon: all right (laughter) >> the point is, do you know how hard it is to disgrace a british tabloid, jon? the news of the world are the people who hired a private dect tough learn if freddie mercury had hiv, it's true. also the people whose crusade against peta files led to a lynch mob attack. and attacks on the home of a pediatrician. >> jon: well, i could see how you could make that mistake, peta file, pediatrician. so wonderful, your tabloid reporters are scum bags. our real press, our legitimate press is talling down on the job. political coverage is atrocious. they weren't just covering the casey anthony trial. they funded it, look at this. >> the anthony family is paying for casey's defense. in part, her lawyer says, with money from licensing home videos and family photos to abc news and other media outlets. >> what we believe is a $200,000 payment that was made to her and her attorney by abc news when this first broke. >> jon: ab
Comedy Central
Jul 25, 2011 9:30am PDT
, pregnant people take up a lot of room, and... oh, oh. anyway, that was rupert murdoch. what about england's second most powerful man, david cameron, whose hiring of the former "news of the world" editor andy colson as his press secretary despite colson having resigned in the first round of "news of the world" accusations. >> crunch time for david cameron. lawmakers are determined to ask him questions about what many consider an uncomfortably close relationship between him and rupert murdoch's empire. cameron ended a trip to africa early to make this appearance. >> jon: wow. ended a trip to be openly questioned by parliament. okay. i'll bite. if he's willing to do this, i imagine it's pretty cushy and life, all crumpets and coffee wag hers. >> can you now explain why he failed to act on clear information and why those around him built a wall of silence between the facts and the prime minister? >> what action if any was taken to investigate what appears to have been disgraceful and illegal conduct close to the heart of government? >> can he tell us whether he has any other dodgy characters
Comedy Central
Jul 25, 2011 11:30pm PDT
because as a murdoch paper, they've got proven ways to get inside information. [cheering and applause] now, it turns out on saturday we found out the attacks were carried out by anders breivik, a native norwegian christian with a 1500 page manifesto railing against the muslimization of europe. some say these false reports of muslim involvement were a widespread failure of the media, but i say by going with their gut, these journalists were able to get the story they wanted and scoop reality. [laughter] and even if there was a rush to judgment, we must not repeat that mistake by rushing to accuracy. [laughter] just because... just because the confessed murderer is a blonde, blue-eyed, norwegian-born anti-slim crusader does not mean he's not a swarthy, ululating, middle eastern madman. [laughter] jim? >> what do you make of the fact he looked nordic? >> in the first few hours after any such event, there's so much information or misinformation drawing about, i wouldn't want to draw too many conclusions. maybe it was a good disguise. [audience reacts] >> stephen: yes, which is more plausible:
Comedy Central
Jul 26, 2011 9:30am PDT
the "wall street journal" is accurate because as a murdoch paper, they've got proven ways to get inside information. [cheering and applause] it turns out on saturday we found out the attacks were carried out by anders breivik, a
Comedy Central
Jul 26, 2011 11:30pm PDT
know. the media-- except for fox news, the "wall street journal" and a couple other murdoch holdings-- all parts of the media have a liberal bias. you can not deny that. >> actually, there was a stud they george mason university did, the first seven months of every president from reagan through obama and it turns out that the media hates presidents. the positive coverage is in the 30s and as a matter of fact clinton came off worse and obama came off worse in their first seven months than the republicans and, of course, in... on fox news channel, the obama numbers were at least 12 points lower. >> stephen: well, they have to be fair. (laughter) obama is 12 points worse. (laughter) >> on fox. >> stephen: okay. so this is... i mean, it's a great book. it's kind of like a graphic novel. we've got lots of pictures in here. it's a... it's a comic book. >> uh-huh. >> stephen: and you're in it a lot. >> yes, i am. >> stephen: if you're going to put yourself in a comic book, why cast yourself as an npr host? (laughter) why not give yourself, like, heat vision or something like that? why do it
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